ONNOGHEN RESIGNS AS CJN Following Recommendation For Retirement From NJC

👤 Uthman Muhammed, DENISAURUS News

Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria who is currently facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for failing to declare his assets, has resigned.

Before the February elections, the embattled CJN, was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on the recommendation made by the CCT chairman, Danladi Yakubu Umar.

At the time, the President was lambasted for failing to allow the National Judicial Council, which is charged with the responsibility of disciplining erring judges to try Justice Walter Onoghen first.

DENISAURUS News understands that the NJC has now submitted a report to President Buhari, recommending the early retirement of Justice Onnoghen based on a petition it received from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Tanko Mohammed was recommended by the NJC to be confirmed as the next CJN.

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